Linden - Tilia Spp.

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This Linden (Tilia spp.) monograph is an excerpt from the 1999, first edition of Dr. Sharol's book "Herbal Medicine From The Heart of The Earth." You can purchase the 2020, third edition of this book with an expanded materia medica/monograph section, herbal formulas and directions on making herbal products in Dr. Sharol's Book Store. You receive free shipping in the USA. The expanded 3rd edition materia medica, and additional herbal tidbits are also available as a kindle ebook at Amazon and details on this e-book are here.

Linden flower - Tilia spp.(Tilia cordata in the photo) in the Tiliaceae or Tilia family

Part used: Flower and leaves.

Taste/smell: Slightly sweet, aromatic, slightly astringent, pleasant smelling and tasting.

Dosage: Infusion: 1-2 teaspoons per cup of water; or 1:5 dry strength liquid extract: 20-40 drops 1-4 times per day.

Mental picture and specific indications: Linden flower is indicated for hypertension associated with arteriosclerosis. The individual is worse in the afternoon and evening, in a warm room and heat of bed and better in a cool room and with motion.

Use: (a) Diaphoretic, (b) Diuretic, (c) Stomachic, (d) Antispasmodic, (e) Antidepressant, (f) Calmative.

Linden has been found to shorten the duration of infectious viral conditions. It is a relaxing remedy for nervous tension and prophylactic against the development of arteriosclerosis and hypertension. Animal research has shown linden to protect against stress-induced ulcers and act as an anti-stress remedy. It specifically decreases adrenal enlargement and possesses corticosteroid-sparing effects in rats under stressful conditions. Linden is useful for hypertension and palpitations due to stress.

Contraindications: Information unavailable at this time.

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